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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Gram View Post
    Assuming that one is single the moment their child is born, then yes, there is 8 years to prepare.

    Highlighting one's own achievements rarely helps as everyone has their own circumstances.
    I have prepared yet still at a disadvantage. I was given no hours at work next week for the fortnightly roster. I had to ask my 74yr old nana to look after coop for a night just so i can work 5 hours. To get another shift which i have to start at 6:30am, i have to send him to a school friends house at 6am so i can walk up to work by 6:20am to read over notes etc as BSC doesnt open til 6:30am. I feel like i have wasted my time working a job i want to do.

    I dont feel like i will be any better off working. I am so limited with what hours i can do unless i want to pay someone $20hr just so i can then earn $3.67 an hour working my @ss off as i wouldnt be earning my full hourly rate paying off the babysitter.

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    I also thought I would add I'm not a single mum, nor have I ever been. Doesn't mean I can't see why single mums are upset.

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    Oh, and when someone is struggling to get by, that is not the time they are in a position to consider looking for work or beginning studies.

    It is only when they feel stability in their life that they can turn their attentions to such things.

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    Just been doing some research on this and thought id share some links:

    http://singlemum.com.au/features/sin...son-bryce.html

    http://www.singlemotherforum.com/vie...2&t=2035#p9414

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/nati...-1226351404890

    http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/ne...s/2548605.aspx

    I thought by sharing these links those that were confused, or simply did not understand the situation for what it is or will be can now have a insight into the situation.


 

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